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Doesn't Monday come around quickly? If i was rich and could be bothered, i would give a prize to the person who counted up how many times I have said that on my blog since I started all the way back in February. But i'm not rich and i'm actually quite tight. And that is why darren loves me ;) So MR Panteloons has buggered off to spain without me for a week and I am busy keeping with work and the like and trying to organise the requisite changes we are trying to make to our lives... But sometimes life trips you up literally... like today. This immensely obsese family were walking in front of me and I just couldn't get round them even though i was in a hurry. I eventually managed to mince past them only to skid along the rain soaked path and go flying onto my pert arse :( Sniffter. A - the humiliation and B - it really hurt my ankle. Boo you whores!! Oh fuck it all, on with the post....

THE ONE WHERE NEIL AND CHRIS SAVE THE DAY:

That was a bit of a friends related heading wasnt it? Anyway, I can't say I was overly enamoured of the Pet Shop Boys album earlier this year (Fundamental). I tried quite hard to like it but decided that I would rather listen to Halcyon Days by Bodies Without Organs. It seemed more accessible somehow and listening to Fundamental was a bit of an effort for me. Anyway, it's not exactly that I have revised my opinion, but it's hard not to be excited by the plethora of PSB stuff coming out right now - books, dvds, singles (I think Numb is just a stunning song)... and it has made me want to revisit the album now I know a few tracks better... I guess for me the PSB are like my other eighties stalwarts Erasure and Depeche Mode - I don't need to listen to them all the time, but it is comforting to know they are still putting out music...

MP3: PSB - Party Song
MP3: PSB - Bright Young Things

And Neil and Chris have been busy teaming up with Robbie Williams on his new album Rudebox74. I have to say, as much as i am a huge fan of Robbie, I didn't love Intensive Care and have been a little worried about this new "is robbie losing it?" album. Well, he isn't losing it thank god, the album IS a little haphazardly put together with little thematic structure, but it works better if you think of it as Robbie putting together his own mix cd of songs he knows and loves at the moment. Not surprisingly, the PSB contributions are actually pretty bonza (although you just know D;Luv will be downloading the lily allen collabs to!!! Tee Hee)... I will revisit this album with a proper review soon but just wanted to heave a sigh of relief. Not a masterpiece, but not a disaster either...

MP3: Robbie Williams - We're The Pet Shop Boys

THE B LIST BOYS:


Well actually, i was trying to think of a witty b-side related title to catch people's interests but it really didn't work did it? Sigh. Its late and i wanna go to bed!! Anyway, my fave little ska lads (i mean really, they are like the ska version of McFly aren't they?? How boyband is that pic above?!) The Ordinary Boys release their rather fine single Lonely At The Top. This in itself would be smashing, but the b-side is an amazingly phantasmagorical cover version of scintillating 80s track Iko Iko. And with the addition of a funky remix of 9to5, it's enough to make me almost love wee. (EW). And although this has nothing to do with the ordinary boys, i love the b-side title of Meatloaf's single so much, that i have to post the track here...

MP3: Ordinary Boys - Iko Iko
MP3: Ordinary Boys - 9to5 Vertical 7" remix
Bonus MP3: Meatloaf - Whore (!)

THE FASHION PREVIEW:


I really do have another fashion related article that I so want to get to some time this week. And i love to write about fashion. And some of you recently may have noticed that I also love to write about Simon Curtis... In fact, even Simon has noticed and posted a little notice about it on his website, which was quite nice of him i thought... Anyway, Simon, it turns out that you are way ahead of your time cos fashion icon David Beckham has stolen your look!!! :O

The cheeky monkey! Still, it's good for these burgeoning popstars to be major trendsetters. It bodes well for their TV Hits and Attitude photoshoots... And while i am salivating over Broken (Show Mix), the young Mr Curtis is totally spoiling us with the Kiss You Off-esque Put Your Make Up On, another beat driven track, with great catchy chorus and sly social commentary running through the lyrics. Marv...
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QUICK BITZ:
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~ Mr Dust of the Pinkie is back. With a rather zapping-esque and lyrical rambling post. We will have to agree to disagree over his views on the frankly excellent History Boys, but seeing as he loves Wicked so much, I will have to give him some kudos... hurry back to blogsville Mister!
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~ bloody Ezarchive (who host all my mp3s). They've been a bit crap lately so are upgrading their system. Which means at some point all my old mp3 links will be lost. There will be new links for songs so i will try and repost the most recent, but i will warn you when the change is going to happen! Sheesh!
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Coming soon: Oh gosh so very much ~ why we should so be paying attention to comebacks from Deacon Blue and INXS... some indie stars do kids songs to great effect... that boy singer post i'm working on gets bigger by the day... something rounding off Lemony Snicket... why the clone wedding in season 3 of Lois and Clark was a brush with tv greatness... the fashion feature... a review of Cabaret the Musical...that perfect Debz Gibz christmas single... and probably even more! (Rest of download links coming early tues am!)

11 Comments:

  1. Poster Girl said...
    So...I figured out why I thought Simon's "Put Your Makeup On" was sampling some song that the Popjustice theme was also sampling--apparently it was his entry into the whole PJ song contest, so it's actually using the PJ theme--I am simultaneously relieved that I am not entirely crazy for thinking the two songs sounded similar and embarrassed for not realizing that they are actually the same song...
    Poster Girl said...
    Not to overload your comments, but did the PJ mailout mention Simon this week (I'm not actually subscribed to it)?
    Paul said...
    it didn't mention Simon no, but it had a link to your post about David (?) Geyer on Australian Idol so naturally Ben Adams and Simon are the first people that popped up!

    Does anyone know how to get blogger to keep the spaces between paragraphs?! Sometimes it does it for me sometimes it doesn't (e.g. the bottom of this post) and i can't work out why!!!
    PinkieDust said...
    Sweetie, please keep these songs. They all sound fetch. I need my laptop now! oh thanks for ya comments on this site and me blog. Well appreciated(i thinks your the only one who reads it now, lol)
    Paul said...
    ah Mr Dust - always good to hear from you! I owe you an email which i will get round to at lunchtime me thinks...
    Poster Girl said...
    Ooo...on the one hand, even a tiny bit of publicity for Ben and Simon is good! On the other hand...uh-oh...do you remember what they said about Dean Geyer?
    Paul said...
    yeah - they said you can watch him do a backflip on your site! Did you see Simon read your blog too?! :)
    Poster Girl said...
    :) How amazing is he? Great music and a nice guy to boot! Success better be right around the corner!
    J'ason D'luv said...
    Don Pablo, I'll be taking that Pet Shop Boys book and sleeping with it cuddled in my bosom for months to come. I'm so jazzed to see them two nights here in L.A. next month, and also jazzed you're finally coming around to Fundamental!

    Pinkie, you don't bring your love around my way, either, babe.... love is a two way street.
    Paul said...
    D'Luv - i look forward to hearing about all your petshopped purchases and concert experiences :) Keep me informed.
    Oscar said...
    I want simon's lyriiiics!

    =D

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